GLAAD Link - your daily round-up of LGBT news, June 25, 2014

Today's top LGBT news headlines. For more news updated throughout the day, visit www.glaad.org

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

LGBT groups officially received by Spanish King and Queen for the first time - PinkNews

Putin: "We will improve gay laws in Russia" - Gay Star News

Advocates to host international day of action against "stone-the-gays" Sultan - PinkNews

Gambia: New bill will "ban homosexuality" and LGBT equality groups - PinkNews

Voyage, first ever digital magazine for LGBT weddings and travel, set to launch - LGBT Weekly

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor defends anti-gay adoption agencies - PinkNews

United employees show that "Diversity Flies with Us" at LGBT Pride month festivities - LGBT Weekly

Susan Rice: Protecting LGBT community is the most difficult human rights issue - The Huffington Post

Will this magazine become the GQ of trans men? - The Advocate

LOCAL/REGIONAL

Long Island Transgender Advocacy Coalition hosts march and rally for transgender equality - The Huffington Post

Republican Representative claims pedophilia is a sexual orientation - PinkNews

Methodist Church panel reinstates pastor who performed wedding ceremony for his gay son - BuzzFeed

Oklahoma lawyers launch coalition group in support of marriage equality - Towleroad

Federal Court to hear challenge to Louisiana's marriage equality ban on Wednesday - Towleroad

Town votes to give fired lesbian police chief her job back, strips mayor of power - The Huffington Post

COMMENTARY

What Pride looks like all around the globe - BuzzFeed

Open letter to Tona Brown - TransGriot

The color of desire: Interethnic border crossing part 3 of 3 - Center for Culture Sexuality and Spirituality

Op-ed: My first Grand Marshal experience and the meaning of LGBT Pride - The Advocate

Reasons for Pride: 16 picks from Lamda Legal honorees - The Advocate

The fall of homophobia in the modeling industry: a sign of our times - The Huffington Post

Am I losing my queer cred? - The Huffington Post

Remembering Brenda: An ode to the "mother of Pride" - The Advocate

Read this year's best bisexual fiction - The Advocate

ENTERTAINMENT

Rapper Warren G: Judge performers by their music, not their sexuality - The Huffington Post

Lance Bass releases film on Christian school where gay kids are held against their will - Gay Star News

Demi Lovato reveals her grandfather was gay - Gay Star News

Kathy Bates on her lesbian role in "Tammy," dream co-stars, marriage equality, and more - The Huffington Post

Gary Oldman defends Alec Baldwin following anti-gay controversy - PinkNews

WATCH: R. Kelly talks for first time about his trans son - The Advocate

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